Donate Bitcoins to Power-Up the Internet

You Asked, We Delivered

“Why don't you accept bitcoins for donations?”
“Please set up some way we can donate bitcoins!”
“Bitcoins bring real freedom!”

To everyone who emailed us, we hear you! Fight for the Future, the non-profit working to excite the Internet to fight for itself, now accepts bitcoin!

We work to protect the very freedoms and rights that are a part of the bitcoin revolution, including building out the SOPA protest. That's why we're asking for bitcoin donations --- we'll use every bitcoin to keep fighting for the freedoms bitcoin users care about.

Bitcoins might change the world; they're already creating new freedoms every day. Help us keep fighting with you!

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Why Bitcoin?

What is bitcoin?

This introductory video from WeUseCoins is a good place to start. Or, read or submit your own concise bitcoin explanation on Stack Exchange.

Okay, I watched the video, and I'm still confused. What exactly is mining? Are people just making bitcoins from thin air?

Not quite. When you exchange other currency for bitcoins, you get a very long alpha-numeric string. This alpha-numeric string is (essentially) the solution to a really big math problem. The math problem was designed by a group of very smart forward thinking people, and has 21,000,000 solutions. The problem isn't hard, it's just big, which means that while any human can work out a solution, it would take them a really long time to do it (like, weeks). So people write computer programs to do it for them. Essentially, these people are trading computer processing power for bitcoins. This process is called "mining." Please note that this is a very layman's explanation and is not perfectly accurate.

Is there a central group overseeing bitcoins?

No. Bitcoins were created by a number of different people around the globe as a highly decentralized all-digital currency - with a major emphasis on decentralized. No one person owns the bitcoin protocol, there are a number of companies who exchange bitcoins for real money, and lots of different people mine for bitcoins. It's experimental, and pretty amazing.

Are bitcoins 100% safe?

Nope. But no currency or investment is. Bitcoins are an experiment... one that seems to be succeeding. Only time will tell how stable the currency will be.

Bitcoins sound cool, but I'd still like more information.

You could check out the bitcoin wiki's Frequently Asked Questions. It's very technical, but very in depth. Here's the link.

How will Fight for the Future use my bitcoin donation?

Fight for the Future uses Coinbase to accept your donations: they have 60,000 users and are committed to making bitcoin easy to use.

Your donation supports our education and campaign work, including salaries for activists, developers and artists; collaboration software so we can work productively together (we’re 100% telecommute); and technology to run the campaign sites and tools that empower Internet advocates to take action.

In 2012, we won groundbreaking battles against SOPA and CISPA, and today the challenges and opportunities are even greater. With your support, we're working to protect digital privacy, kill CISPA (again), prevent your cable provider from arbitrary censorship and throttling, and promote freedom of expression online, for everyone.

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If you still have questions, or would like to donate in a more traditional way (we take cards, checks, and Paypal), visit our donation page or contact us. Thanks for your support!